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Democracy Now! Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Published May 4, 2010


Headlines

* Arrest Made in Attempted NYC Car Bombing
* BP Attempts to Stop Gulf Oil Leak
* 1990 Law Could Cap BP’s Payout of Economic Damages at $75M
* Obama on April 2: “Oil Rigs Today Generally Don’t Cause Spills”
* Report: FCC Plans to Keep Broadband Deregulated
* Pentagon: 5,113 Nuclear Warheads in US Arsenal
* US to Send 850 Military Trainers to Afghanistan
* Labor Protests in Egypt Call for Minimum Wage Increase
* Judge Releases Nine Members of Christian Militia
* Baseball Star Threatens Boycott over Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law
* Supreme Court: Family Can’t Sue over Detainee’s Death
* More Headlines…

* Barbariansqt
EXCLUSIVE...Secret Recording of Erik Prince Reveals Previously Undisclosed Blackwater Ops

Investigative journalist and Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill obtains a rare audio recording of a recent private speech delivered by Erik Prince, the owner of Blackwater, to a friendly audience in January. The speech, which Prince attempted to keep from public consumption, provides a stunning glimpse into his views and future plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed activities of Blackwater. In a Democracy Now! exclusive broadcast, we play excerpts of the recording and speak with Scahill about the revelations. [includes rush transcript]
* Greece-fistraised
Protests in Greece in Response to Severe Austerity Measures in EU, IMF Bailout

The European Union and International Monetary Fund have agreed to a $146 billion bailout after Athens committed itself to years of austerity measures. Greek government workers plan to disrupt flights and shut down hospitals and schools as protests escalate after 30 billion euros of additional wage cuts and tax increases were unveiled. [includes rush transcript]
* Kent-state
On 40th Anniversary of Kent State Shootings, Truth Tribunal Seeks Answers

Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the Kent State shootings. On May 4th, 1970, National Guardsmen opened fire on hundreds of unarmed students at an antiwar rally at Kent State University in Ohio. The Guardsmen fired off at least sixty-seven shots in roughly thirteen seconds. Four students were killed and nine others wounded. We hear from some of the survivors, and we speak with Laurel Krause, the sister of Allison Krause, one of the four students killed, who is directing the Kent State Truth Tribunal. [includes rush transcript]


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